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Drive-Thru Digest

August 3, 2022

Matt Cook, Editor

Some interesting articles this week that relate to drive-thrus.  An article on making drive-thrus more profitable by improving communications and few on Taco Bell’s plans are worth delving into.  Enjoy!

And now, the news…

Drive-Thru Digest – Issue #30

How Actionable Insights and Improved Communication Make Drive Thrus More Profitable

With drive-thru business up 20 percent, greater efficiency is necessary.

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Taco Bell's COO on it's "Defy" Drive-Thru Prototype

Mike Grams discusses how its four-lane drive-thru plays into its development strategy.

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Taco Bell doubles up on drive-thru, dumps dine-in at new Las Vegas site

Brand new Taco Bell in the Las Vegas valley is all about efficiency, and it doesn't have any tables inside.

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Checking in on the State of the Restaurant Consumer

How has guest behavior changed throughout the pandemic? It’s an ever-evolving debate.

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Are fast-food restaurants ready to fully automate? McDonald’s says no

Many predicted a world where robots take your order, make your food and deliver it to your doorstep.

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New Jersey's first drive-thru pot dispensary opens in Lodi

New Jersey's first drive-thru pot dispensary is now open for business.

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Work starts on new Derby Tim Hortons drive-thru restaurant

Work has started on the building of a new Tim Hortons drive-thru restaurant in Derby.

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N.C. Chick-fil-A faces backlash over asking volunteers to work drive-thru for food, not pay

The fast-food chicken restaurant promised free entrees instead of monetary compensation.

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McDonald's customer tries to order using touch screen on drive-thru - but it's just a poster

A customer tried to buy burger on a touch screen in the drive-thru - and it was just a poster.

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Drive-thru burger restaurant to open fifth location

Checkers & Rally’s drive-thru restaurant chain is set to open its fifth Phoenix-area restaurant.

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